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AP-WI--Wisconsin News Digest 1:30 pm, WI

October 5, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Amy Forliti is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-WISCONSIN

MIDDLETON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday he continues to welcome a visit from President Donald Trump in what he’s calling the toughest election for governor he’s ever faced. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 735 words. AP Photos planned.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-BOYFRIEND’S HEROIN DEATH

WHITEWATER, Wis. —A Wisconsin woman is struggling to move forward a year after her boyfriend died of a heroin overdose. One year after Josh Syck was found in a portable toilet in the fetal position dead from a heroin overdose, Jessica Gault’s apartment still is filled with reminders of her boyfriend — drawings, photographs, hats from sports teams and superheroes he loved. By Jonah Beleckis, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2906 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-FLOODING-VILLAGE’S FUTURE

GAYS MILLS, Wis. — A Wisconsin village is questioning the future of low-lying areas after flooding. The record rains hit particularly hard north of Gays Mills, swelled the Kickapoo River and caused two dams to fail near Cashton and Westby. The water moved downstream flooding La Farge, Viola, Readstown, Soldiers Grove, Gays Mills and Stueben. Damage is estimated in the millions of dollars and includes agricultural losses like crops, barns, machinery, fences and livestock. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1255 words, photos.

EXTRA:

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CIRCLES OF SUPPORT

MILWAUKEE — Caliph Muab’El entered the court system at 15 years old and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, of which 10 were spent in solitary confinement. Since he exited prison in 2010, Muab’El has been a face of the prison reform movement in Wisconsin. Now, he’s using his experience to help others get their lives together after prison. By Grace Connatser of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. SENT: 1,285 words.

IN BRIEF:

PROPERTY TAXES, YOUTH PRISON INVESTIGATION, SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-WISCONSIN, KIMBERLY-CLARK-WISCONSIN, STORMS-DISASTER AID

SPORTS:

NLDS-ROCKIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers try for their second straight win against the Colorado Rockies in the NL Division Series. Yelich homered and scored the winning run in Milwaukee’s 3-2, 10-inning victory in Game 1. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 4:15 p.m. ET.

With:

NLDS-ROCKIES-BREWERS-GAME 3 STARTERS, MILLER-COORS BEER SERIES

NEBRASKA-WISCONSIN PREVIEW

MADISON, Wis. — Good times are coming at Nebraska, coach Scott Frost promises. It may not happen this weekend against No. 16 Wisconsin. But while the Cornhuskers don’t have any wins yet under the first-year coach, he does have hope. They better bring their run defense, too, to Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday night to stop Jonathan Taylor, the nation’s leading rusher. Yet another challenge for the Huskers (0-4, 0-2 Big Ten) in what has been a trying start for Frost. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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